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Jefferson, Martha (Mrs. Martha Skelton; nee Wayles)

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Born: 1748 AD
Died: 1782 AD, at 33 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: First Ladies

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1748 – She was born on the 16th day of November this year.

 

1766 - Her first marriage in this year to Bathurst Skelton resulted in one son, John Wayles Skelton.

 

1771 - Her son, John, died suddenly of a fever on the 10th of June this year, when Patty was already engaged to Jefferson.

 

1772 - She married the future President on the 1st of January this year at her father's house, the Forest, in Charles City Co.

 

1776 - She had suffered a miscarriage and was very ill, thus Jefferson's desperation to get out of Philadelphia as soon as possible.

 

1782 – She passed away on the 6th day of September this year before her husband was elected President of the United States.


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